The ARCH Lab is made up of an outstanding group of individuals ranging in their level of training from undergraduate to post-doctoral.
Dr. Beidas is the principal investigator and faculty mentor for the ARCH Lab. Along with her passion for implementation science and mental health services research, Dr. Beidas enjoys chasing around her two children, Miles and Emme, and her two dogs, Stella and Tilly. She also enjoys the foodie scene in Philadelphia with her husband and friends.
Emily Becker-Haimes is a Research Associate at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. Dr. Becker-Haimes received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Miami, where she specialized in child and adolescent clinical psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her clinical and research interests are in improving the quality of youth mental health services and ensuring that youth seeking treatment receive evidence-based care. Dr. Becker-Haimes has particular interests in developing and evaluating implementation strategies to support clinicians in delivering exposure therapy for anxiety disorders and in understanding how to best support graduate trainees to prepare them to deliver evidence-based practices long-term. Dr. Becker-Haimes is also a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania specializing in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She currently directs the Pennsylvania Hospital Anxiety Treatment for Children/Adolescents (PATCH) program at Hall Mercer.
Dr. Stewart is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Research Associate at the Center for Mental Health Policies and Services Research. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from Princeton University. Dr. Stewart’s research focuses on the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in public substance abuse and mental health settings, with a particular focus on non-adopters of EBPs. Currently, Dr. Stewart leads an interview study with community providers of substance abuse treatment assessing attitudes towards the adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in the community. She is also interested in system and organizational financing and incentives, and how principles of behavioral economics can enhance uptake of EBPs in behavioral health settings. Current work relates to an NIMH funded ALACRITY grant P50MH113840 on the intersection of implementation science and behavioral economics. Previous work involves NIMH funded Pre-Doctoral NRSA (F31MH084486) which investigated practitioner attitudes towards empirically supported treatments (ESTs), and Post-Doctoral NRSA (F32MH103960) investigating the payer role in the implementation of EBPs in the public sector.
Trainees (Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students)
Colleen Harker is a project postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. Colleen received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. She completed her predoctoral internship at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests are focused on improving service quality and access for children with psychiatric disorders. Clinically, Colleen has a particular interest in treating anxiety disorders.
Viktor Lushin is a T32 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. His program of research is at the interface of autism studies, implementation science and causal behavioral theory. Dr. Lushin received his MD from Ivan Pavlov Medical University, in St. Petersburg, Russia, and his Ph.D. in Applied Social Science from New York University Silver School of Social Work, where he specialized in decision-making studies and behavior change. His clinical and research interests are in improving the quality of mental health services for children with autism and ensuring that they receive optimal evidence-based care. Dr. Lushin has particular interests in studying the role of providers’ stress for the implementation of evidence-based strategies, and in developing strategies to reduce provider stress and thus to increase the use of evidence-based treatments, using a variety of digital technologies.
Brittany Rudd is a T32 NIMH postdoctoral research fellow working with Rinad Beidas, PhD. She received her BA in Psychology from California State University, Fresno graduating Summa Cum Laude with Presidential and Psychology honors. After completing a predoctoral internship in child clinical psychology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Brittany received her Ph.D. in clinical science from Indiana University. Brittany’s postdoctoral research, under the mentorship of Drs. Rinad Beidas and Naomi Goldstein, aims to increase the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices among court systems that serve vulnerable youth (e.g., child welfare, juvenile justice, domestic relations). She is currently partnering with the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services center to adapt and implement systematic suicide screening, assessment, and brief intervention.
Briana Shiri Last is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania working with Rinad Beidas, Ph.D. Briana received her B.A. from Columbia University, where she studied psychology and history. Her research to date has focused on the social determinants of health as well as clinical decision making. Briana is interested in understanding the material, social, and psychological constraints on clinicians' abilities to deliver optimal care. By examining these constraints, Briana ultimately hopes to improve clinical decisions and increase the uptake of effective interventions.
Simone Schriger is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, working under the mentorship of Dr. Rinad Beidas. She is interested in the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based treatments in low-resource domestic and international settings with a particular focus on sustainment. Simone is also an evaluator for the Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS) project.
Lexie is completing her 2018-2019 clinical practicum placement with Dr. Beidas and Dr. Becker-Haimes. She is currently a third-year clinical science doctoral student at the University of Delaware working with Dr. Mary Dozier in the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up Lab. She is interested in studying the impact of adversity on child development and on the parent-child relationship, how interventions may promote healthy functioning and resilience, and how evidence-based interventions can be implemented effectively in the community. She studied psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, and earned her masters at Villanova University studying processes of risk and resilience in families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia.
Jacque Buck is a research administrative coordinator for the P50 ALACRITY Center grant lead by MPIs Dr. Rinad Beidas, Dr. David Mandell, and Dr. Kevin Volpp. This grant aims to use behavioral economics and implementation science to improve mental health service delivery. Prior to arriving at CMHPSR, Jacque received her BA in Human Services from the University of Delaware in 2018. She gained experience in research practices while working as an assistant in a Stigma and Health Inequities Lab and at the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy. In her free time, Jacque can be found listening to classic rock, reading true crime novels or exploring outside with her dog.
Vivian Byeon is a clinical research coordinator working under the supervision of Dr. Rinad Beidas. She provides support on the Center-wide P50 ALACRITY grant working with MPIs Dr. Rinad Beidas, Dr. David Mandell, and Dr. Kevin Volpp. Prior to working at CMHPSR, Vivian worked at the UCLA Anxiety and Depression Research Center studying mechanisms of CBT and exposure therapy. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. In her free time, Vivian enjoys exploring Philadelphia’s restaurant scene and playing the ukulele.
Perrin is a clinical research coordinator providing support for Dr. Rinad Beidas’ R01 Grant: Fidelity Accuracy: Comparing Three Strategies (FACTS). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French Studies from Wake Forest University in 2016. After graduating from Wake Forest, Perrin went on to Villanova University’s Master of Science in Experimental Psychology program where her thesis focused on parenting in the context of homelessness. She expects to receive her M.S. in December 2018 and hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in the near future. In her free time, Perrin enjoys trying new restaurants, baking, and watching Cleveland sports.
Courtney Gregor is a clinical research coordinator at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research working on Dr. Beidas' R01 Grant: Fidelity Accuracy: Comparing Three Strategies (FACTS) and as an evaluator on Dr. Beidas’ SAMHSA Grant: Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS). In addition to working at CMHPSR, Courtney is enrolled in Penn’s School & Mental Health Counseling executive masters program, with the intention of becoming a high school counselor. In her spare time, Courtney is an Assistant Coach for Friends Select Aquatics, plays with her cat Fuzzy, and enjoys dining at new restaurants!
Adina Lieberman is the Director of Research Operations for Dr. Rinad Beidas’ implementation science lab: Accelerating Research-to-Practice in Community Health (ARCH Lab). For the first ten years of her career, she worked in the field of human subject research oversight and compliance. In 2014, she received a Master of Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania and pivoted into a career of providing senior-level support to research operations and project management. Adina is active in the Latinx immigrant population of South Philadelphia, and directs and evaluates a variety of health and wellness programs offered through Puentes de Salud and other organizations that serve immigrants. She lives a happy life in South Philly with her husband Patrick and their dog Rudy.
Darby Marx is a clinical research coordinator providing support for the Asthma Care Implementation Program (ACIP) project under the direction of Dr. Rinad Beidas at CMHPSR and Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Using mixed methods, she is studying the implementation of asthma care programs designed to integrate the home, school, healthcare system, and community contexts for school-aged asthmatic children in West Philadelphia. Prior to her arrival at CMHPSR, Darby taught biology and physics in a secondary school in Madrid, Spain. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, where she studied the Biological Basis of Behavior and Bioethics. Outside of the lab, Darby enjoys playing soccer at Penn Park, cycling, and playing poker.
Mary Phan is a clinical research coordinator for Dr. Rinad Beidas' R01 Grant: Fidelity Accuracy: Comparing Three Strategies (FACTS). In addition to working at CMHPSR, Mary is also a director at a psychiatrist's office - Capstone Behavioral Associates - working alongside Dr. Biju Basil, MD. Her interest in research began when she interned at Temple University's Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), in which she continued her interest by interning at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She received her B.A. in psychology at Temple University in 2016 and plans on getting her PhD in clinical psychology with a focus on mindfulness in the near future. On her free time, Mary likes to play video games and watch anime.
Megan Reilly is a clinical research coordinator working under the direction of Dr. Rinad Beidas. She is assisting Dr. Beidas, Dr. David Mandell, and Dr. Kevin Volpp on the Center-wide P50 ALACRITY grant, which aims to use behavioral economics and implementation science to improve mental health service delivery. Prior to arriving at CMHPSR, Megan received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, where her capstone research focused on the relationship between team sports participation and depression. Megan graduated from Haverford College in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. In her free time, you can usually find her running, drinking iced coffee, or coaching field hockey.
Kelly Zentgraf provides support on the P50 ALACRITY Center grant under Drs. Rinad Beidas, David Mandell, and Kevin Volpp, helping to manage its three Projects that harness insights from behavioral economics and implementation science to improve outcomes in mental health. She graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, Kelly enjoys practicing yoga and reading.
Reem Alrabiah is an undergraduate research assistant working with the Beidas team. She is a senior studying psychology and working towards becoming a psychotherapist. She is especially interested in trauma therapies, and cultural differences in psychopathology. Reem grew up in the Middle East, and enjoys travelling and the outdoors.
Folasade Lapite is an undergraduate research assistant at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research working under Dr. Beidas. She is senior majoring in Health and Societies--concentrating in Bioethics and Society-- while minoring in both Chemistry and Africana Studies. Folasade intends to pursue her MD after completing her MBE at Perelman. Her interests include improving and advertising mental health services to the adolescent population, synchronized swimming, and exploring new cities.
Hannah Listerud is an undergraduate research assistant at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research working under Dr. Beidas. She is a pre-med sophomore majoring in Health and Societies with a minor in Chemistry and Spanish. Her interests include community health and integrated healthcare.
Rylee Park is an undergraduate research assistant working on Dr. Rinad Beidas’ team, helping with various projects. A sophomore psychology major and gender studies minor in the College, Rylee is interested in studying the psychology of marginalized populations and aspires to become a clinical psychologist. Rylee is from Korea and loves to cook, play chess, and ride her bike into the city.
ARCH Lab Alums
Dani Adams is a clinical research coordinator working under the supervision of Dr. Rinad Beidas on a variety of projects. She coordinates all aspects of Dr. Beidas’s K23 Grant: Policy to Implementation (P2I) and the Philadelphia Alliance for Children’s Trauma Services (PACTS) project. Previous work in psychology has included work as a research coordinator in Dr. Antonio Polo’s Culture and Evidence Based Practice Lab (CEBP) at DePaul University. Dani’s research interests focus on prevention and intervention programs for ethnic minority and low-income children, adolescents, and families. She is also interested in how to best disseminate and implement evidence-based programs to youth and families in community settings (e.g., public schools and community mental health centers). Dani is a former resident of Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Roosevelt University in 2014 with a degree in Psychology, as well as a minor in Philosophy and a concentration in Children and Family Studies. In the Fall of 2016, Dani will begin her AM/PhD at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, where she will study how to improve mental health services in community settings.
Shaili Babbar worked under Dr. Rinad Beidas on many of her projects. She has helped with the data collection, storage, and analysis on Dr. Beidas’ K23 Grant: Policy to Implementation (P2I) and Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS) project. As an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, Shaili is a pre-med junior majoring in Health and Societies with a minor in Chemistry. Due to her work with Dr. Beidas, Shaili also received the University Scholars grant from Penn that funds her own project, exploring the links between therapist turnover and client engagement in community mental health centers. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Philadelphia and its booming food scene.
Lauren Brumley is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an interviewer on the Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS) project and has worked on additional projects at CMHPSR. Prior to starting graduate school, she worked as a clinical research assistant at the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Lauren studies pathways of risk and resilience among adolescents exposed to trauma and other forms of adversity disproportionately experienced by youth living in poverty. Lauren is also interested in the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based interventions in community-based settings to improve outcomes for youth and their families.
Caitlin Clements is a doctoral student in the clinical training program of the Psychology Department at the University of Pennsylvania. She works under the mentorship of Robert Schultz, PhD and is studying the genotypic and phenotypic heterogeneity of autistic traits and IQ in families. Caitlin is currently an evaluator for the PACTS study and conducts interviews with children enrolled in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Tunmise Fawole is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania studying Health and Societies and Chemistry. She is also working on getting her Master of Public Health from Penn as a submatriculant in the program, and hopes to also go to medical school afterward. She previously worked under Dr. Beidas on three different projects: Policy to Implementation (P2i), and Philadelphia Alliance for Child Traumatic Services (PACTS), and an additional study into psychosocial EBP initiatives for trauma in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University in Zambia. She enjoys reading, good music, and super hero movies.
Yunhee Hyun is an undergraduate research assistant working at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the Beidas Lab. She is currently helping with FACTS, ASPIRE, and P50 grants. Yunhee is a sophomore majoring in Cognitive Science and Computer and Information Science.
Sarah Morris is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, working under the mentorship of Marty Franklin, PhD. She is an interviewer on the Philadelphia Alliance for Children’s Trauma Services (PACTS) project. She is interested in the study of underlying mechanisms of pediatric anxiety and obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders. She is also interested in research investigating the implementation of evidence-based psychotherapy treatment for youth in settings such as schools and community mental health centers.
Shiv Nadkarni is an undergraduate research assistant at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research working under Dr. Rinad Beidas on the P2i and FACTS grants. He is a pre-med student in the College studying Biological Basis of Behavior with a minor in Health Care Management. Shiv's research interests include community mental health and mental health services for children affected by trauma. In his free time, Shiv loves to sing a cappella and cook things he sees on Chef's Table.
Gayatri Nangia is an undergraduate research assistant at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research for the past two years. She has been working under Dr. Rinad Beidas on many of her projects. She is a pre-med junior majoring in Health and Societies with a minor in Chemistry and is actively involved with Penn Science Across Ages on campus.
Jasmine Paz is an undergraduate research assistant working under Dr. Rinad Beidas P2i, FACTS, and PACTS 2.0. As a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, Jasmine is studying Biological Basis of Behavior and minoring in Fine Arts, with a concentration in sculpture practices. She is on the pre-med track and hopes to become a psychiatrist in the future. Her interests include learning ways to improve mental health on campus, checking out new museums, and going on runs along the river trail or into center city.